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Twitter Shuts Down #Music Application

Twitter Shuts Down #Music Application

For those of you who forgot, Twitter’s mobile app #Music still exists….but not for long. Despite the hype the social media company built for the application, it did not resonate well with Twitter users and quickly became forgotten by those who downloaded it over the past year. It was officially removed from the App Store  yesterday and will cease to function starting April 18:

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A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

There are hundreds, if not, thousands of different types of social media networks, sites, and mobile applications in the online environment. However, there is a consensus with regards to the six major platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

These six major social media platforms provide marketing professionals with enough coverage depending on a brand’s targeted audience. While LinkedIn is mostly geared towards B2B marketing, Instagram and Pinterest can be leveraged by ecommerce brands to generate both referral traffic and brand awareness. Facebook and Twitter have become standard marketing platforms for all types of business, whereas Google+ still represents uncharted waters for a lot of businesses. The image below prepared by Leverage New Age Media succinctly provides salient facts and figured regarding each of the six aforementioned social media platforms.

A Comparison of the Six Major Social Media Platforms

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Noticing a Refreshing Issues on Your Twitter App? You're not Alone

Noticing a Refreshing Issue on Your Twitter App? You’re Not Alone

Twitter users began noticing a benign but highly annoying issue within the mobile application earlier today regarding the refreshing feature. Instead of bringing users to the top of the news feed, the application would only move up the news feed small blocks at a time rather than scrolling straight to the most recent Tweets. While not a significant issue, it can be troublesome for Twitter users that are following a lot of people and need to sift through their news feed to get to the most recent Tweets.

Yours truly noticed the issues earlier this morning and it took myself about 10 refreshes to finally get to the latest Tweets, and I don’t follow that many active users (I’m not a big fan of the “follow for follow” activity that results in following 10,000+ accounts). Luckily, the issue is only prevalent on mobile applications, and according to Mashable, a Twitter representative did confirm that the social media company is aware of the issue and is currently working to correct the refreshing issue.

Have you experienced difficulty getting to the top of your Twitter feed today on either your smartphone or tablet?